If you work or study late, or exercise in the evening, feel easily irritated or get a second wind at bedtime, it’s likely that you have elevated levels of cortisol.
Cortisol is essential for energy and health, but chronically elevated levels keep your body in a constant “fight or flight” state, leading to anxiety, inflammation, disrupted sleep, and burnout. Too much cortisol is also linked to thyroid issues, and can also make you store fat, especially in your belly.
Rest and relaxation are key to restoring healthy cortisol levels, so instead of Netflix or high-intensity exercise, try an evening wind-down ritual with The Night Journey. With 100% organic essential oils of bergamot, ylang ylang and patchouli, this mood-harmonising, feel-good blend was formulated especially for the hours of 7pm-9pm to release tension and encourage a restful night’s sleep.
Relaxing and sedative, The Night Journey helps to quell the body’s “fight or flight” stress state. It contains naturally occurring compounds that soothe the central nervous system and release the calming neurotransmitter serotonin, which balances mood, behaviour and circadian rhythm.
Organic Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) naturally eases stress and promotes restorative sleep[2,3], with a high percentage of d-limonene, a compound found in citrus that boosts mood, and linalyl acetate and linalool, which are known to soothe anxiety.
Organic Ylang-Ylang (Cananga odorata var. genuina) is well known for its calming, balancing effect, decreasing blood pressure, slowing the heart rate and enhancing sleep quality.
Organic Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) significantly reduces work-related stress, releasing mood and motivation-enhancing serotonin and calming the body’s “fight or flight” stress response by as much as 40%.